Reliance Jio 4G speeds rising as the free data offers over, says OpenSignal

Updated On : 19 Sep , 2017 , 11:36 PM
Reliance Jio 4G speeds rising as the free data offers over, says OpenSignal
Reliance Jio 4G speeds rising as the free data offers over, says OpenSignal
New Delhi:

According to the recent report of OpenSignals, Jio's speeds have increased by 50 percent after the free data offers are over. The OpenSignal has so far ranked Airtel as the number one in 4G speeds in India and had rated Jio's network as the slowest in the country. Now in a new blogpost, OpenSignals says Jio's speeds have increased by 50 percent.

In just a year after the launch in India, Reliance Jio has already managed to cross 100 million users in India. There is a possibility that these numbers could go up as Jio Phone roll out.

Jio Phone is 4G VoLTE feature phone and could help the Reliance company to get more users. OpenSignal points out in their blog post that the biggest negative of all those free data offers was that the LTE network speeds network speeds for Jio were not as high. OpenSignal says a combination of factors is responsible for this rise in speed.

The blog post reads, “In April, most of Jio’s freebie plans ended, and customers found themselves paying for their data services. The result: Jio’s speeds have increased — not just increased, they’ve skyrocketed.”

From January to March, the speeds were around 4.3 Mbps on average and in April to June this has risen to 5.4 Mbps. For the May-July period, Jio's speeds stand at 5.8 Mbps, according to the data revealed by the company.

According to the blogpost, Jio has upgraded the network in order to feed its customer base, which is largely on 4G LTE. 

But it adds the other reason can be that customers might have left the network after the free data offer ended. However, it points out that the Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey found this was unlikely to happen.

The other reason is with paid service, customers can’t just go all out with data consumption and have controlled their surfing habits. 

Interestingly it also adds that based on their analysis “Jio’s network was one of the more technologically powerful LTE systems in India,” but customers could not get the full potential due to the intense competition for bandwidth.

First Published : Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:27 PM

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